Seventeen people died, and five others were injured in a road accident that took place in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Saturday night.
The incident happened when over 20 people were heading towards Navadwip crematorium in a matador carrying bodies from Bagda of North 24 Parganas.
The matador collided with the truck parked on the side of the road in the Phulbari under the Hanskhali police station area, killing several people and leaving others injured.
According to police, the accident happened due to thick fog and the high speed of the vehicle.
The injured have been admitted to the hospital.
The police investigation is underway.
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